McDonogh's Naylor seeks family trifecta


Wrestler looks to join grandfather, dad as MSA tourney champs

High Schools

February 01, 2002|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

McDonogh senior 125-pound wrestler Chet Naylor, 17, hopes to win a Maryland private schools state title at Mount St. Joseph on Feb. 16, joining his father, Scott, 44, and his grandfather, Irvin, 66, who won similar crowns when they were his age.

Irvin, a 1954 McDonogh graduate, won the family's first Maryland Scholastic Association title at 149 pounds, beating Gilman's Mike Andrews for the second time that season, 8-2.

Scott, a 1975 McDonogh graduate, won an MSA crown at 121 pounds, scoring a 1-0 victory over Gilman's Henry Rinder, ending Rinder's shot at a third straight crown. Scott also was National Preps champ that same year.

"I think if he wins, comes out of it without getting hurt, it will be the highlight of my career as far as viewing wrestling is concerned," said Irvin Naylor, who tries to make all of his grandson's matches despite a busy schedule often dictated by his role as founder and owner of Ski Roundtop, Ski Liberty, Ski White Tail and New York's Ski Windham.

Irvin Naylor, who has been wheelchair-bound since 1999 when he broke his neck during a horseback-riding accident, said, "I live vicariously through my grandson, as well as my son."

Scott Naylor, a former wrestler at Lehigh University and Millersville (Pa.) College, was a five-time U.S. Freestyle Masters champion and one-time Masters world champion.

The youngest Naylor is ranked No. 1 in The Sun with a 32-1 record and has won tournaments at McDonogh and the recent Hammond Invitational, considered Maryland's most difficult event.

Neither Scott nor Irvin Naylor has missed a match this season.

"It would be great to see him continue a generation of winning in the family," said Irvin Naylor. "I have cried after every one of his victories. He's worked hard and deserves it. But I'll cry a lot harder if he loses."


Heading into tonight's Baltimore County league games, Randallstown (10-0 overall, 8-0 conference) leads Division I, folllowed by Milford Mill (8-4, 8-1), Dulaney (8-7, 7-3), Overlea (12-3, 6-3), Kenwood (6-8, 3-7), Dundalk (2-7, 3-9), Towson (4-11, 2-8) and Parkville (2-8, 1-8).

In Division II, Woodlawn (9-4, 8-2) is out in front, followed by Eastern Tech (8-4, 7-3) and Catonsville (11-7, 7-3), who are tied for second. Franklin (11-4, 6-4) and Lansdowne (9-6, 5-5) are next, with Perry Hall (6-7, 3-7) and Pikesville (7-9, 3-7) in a sixth-place tie. Hereford (4-10, 1-9) is in eighth place.

The division winners will meet in the Baltimore County championship game Feb. 15.


Unranked Edgewood, coached by Darren Bokeno, ended 15th-ranked Harford Tech's two-year Harford County dual-meet winning streak with Wednesday night's 39-29 upset.

The Rams (6-5) won their fifth straight match, getting pins from Paul Class (103), Dan Bosley (112), Mark Johnson (119), Reuben Qurioga (125) and Mike Cooper (152), a major decision from fourth-ranked Javance Payne (heavyweight), a decision from Eric Lindblad (160), and a forfeit to Jason Reininger.

Harford Tech (8-1) had secured its third straight county dual-meet title prior to the loss.

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